Lufthansa to add $17.50 'distribution cost charge' fee beginning September 1

As a way to produce more revenue, Lufthansa German Airlines has announced that, beginning September 1, they will assess a $17.50  Distribution Cost Charge ('DCC') fee on all tickets issued through travel agencies and consumer websites (such as orbitz, expedia, etc).   This fee is non-refundable even if the ticket is later canceled or refunded.

Lufthansa is the only airline that is implementing the DCC fee at this time.

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